Office of Adolescent Catechesis and Evangelization

Mission Statement

The Office of Adolescent Catechesis and Evangelization, a department of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, is rooted in Christ and guided by the Holy Spirit through Sacred Scripture and Tradition. This ministry cultivates a comprehensive Catholic youth ministry to, with, by and for adolescents within the context of lifelong faith formation in collaboration with parishes and archdiocesan offices. 


Directed by the USCCB document, Renewing the Vision, the department provides formation and programming for leaders and adolescents based on the following components of youth ministry: Advocacy, Catechesis, Community Life, Evangelization, Justice and Service, Leadership Development, Pastoral Care, and Prayer and Worship.

2018-2019 OACE Program Calendar

Catechetical Framework for Lifelong Faith Formation

Crisis Care Intervention Responses and Resources

Mission Preparation "Tool Box"

The following events or programs are sponsored by the Office of Adolescent Catechesis and Evangelization. Click on the square buttons below for more information.